Bolbitis heudelotii

Rhizome Lotus Under Water

A water fern with very beautiful transparent green leaves. When planting do not cover the rhizome because it will rot, and it is best to plant Bolbitis heudelotii on a root or stone. Keep the plant in position with fishing line until it has gained a hold. Easy to propagate by splitting the horizontal rhizome. Growth can be increased considerably by supplying CO2, and is only optimal in soft, slightly acidic water.

PRICE GROUP: POT 8 XL 11

AquaDecor

FAMILY:

Lomariopsidaceae

ORIGIN:

Vestafrika

HEIGHT:

15 - 40 cm

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WIDTH:

15 - 25+cm

TEMPERATURE:

20 - 28°C

GH:

1 - 13 dH

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pH:

5 - 7

CODE:

D

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LIGHT:

LOW

• • • • o high

GROWTH RATE:

SLOW

0»000 fast

14

DEMANDS:

EASY

000»0 difficult

15

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I THE PLANT'S LATIN NAME

I TROPICA'S ORDER NUMBER

^ WATER COLOUR ILLUSTRATIONS

The plants are Illustrated by handpalnted water colours, but the colours may not be exactly the same as those of the living plants. The Illustrations do not reflect the size of the various plants In relation to each other. Please see the Information about height and width In the chart.

Q VARIETIES AND PRICE GROUPS

POT: Plant produced In a round 5 cm pot with healthy, well-developed roots.

XL: Large mother plant produced In a 9 x 9 cm pot. BDT: Bunched plants, with or without roots. KN: Bulb plant with few small leaves.

POR: Portion of floating plant. STK: Single pieces of plants in a bag.

PL: Plant without pot with healthy, well-developed roots and several leaves.

AquaDecor: Plants grown on lava, roots or coconut shells. 0 FAMILY

Name of the family the plant belongs to, for identifying related plants.

© PICTURE OF SALES POT

A picture of the plant as it is obtained from Tropica - plants are often grown above water and therefore have a different appearance to the picture the aquarist has of the plant from the aquarium.

O ORIGIN

The country or countries where the plant is most widespread. Tropical (Pan): The plant can be found everywhere in the tropics. Cosmopolitan: The plant can be found in most parts of the world. Cultivar: Plant not found in the wild, produced by cultivation or breeding. Plants marked (fj) are protected by trade marks, and may not be cultivated commercially without a licence.

Q PLANT HEIGHT/WIDTH

Stated in cm. The range shows the average height after about 2 months in the aquarium in normal growing conditions. The plant often grows higher when conditions are exceptionally good. A + sign after the height figure indicates that the plant may grow much higher in favourable conditions.

0 TEMPERATURE

Stated in degrees Celsius. If the other growing conditions are suitable, the plant grows well in the range stated. The optimal temperature is at the middle of the range. Many plants can grow at higher temperatures if more light is supplied. Plants with a maximum temperature of 28° C can often flourish in temperatures of up to 35° C if light intensity is very high.

0 PH TOLERANCE pH = 5-6.5 Acid pH = 6.5-7.5 Neutral pH = 7.5-9 Alkaline

12 PLANTING AND CARE

The letter refers to "Tips and tricks" with recommendations for planting and looking after the plant.

13 LIGHT OOOiO

1. Very low. 2. Low. 3. Medium. 4. High. 5. Very high. If the other growing conditions are in order, the plant grows well in the range stated. Many factors influence the light conditions for the plants, e.g. whether they stand alone or are shaded by other plants. The use of fluorescent lighting and reflectors also has an impact. Lighting should be supplied for 10-12 hours daily.

0 GROWTH RATE OOO^O

This information can be used when planting an aquarium.

1. Very slow. 2. Slow. 3. Medium. 4. Fast. 5. Very fast.

0 DEMANDS OOOtO An indication of growing conditions required. Easy: The plant makes no demands, or very few, on growing conditions in the aquarium. Thrives in all aquariums. Medium: The plant makes a few demands on growing conditions but thrives in most aquariums.

Difficult: The plant makes great demands on growing conditions in the aquarium, e.g. many hours of intensive light. Very difficult: The plant makes special demands on the growing environment, e.g. a great deal of light and soft water.

0 ENVIRONMENTAL PICTURE

A picture of the plant after it has adapted to the conditions in the aquarium - and also as inspiration for the use of the plant in the aquarium.

0 GH (WATER HARDNESS)

How Grow Bolbitis

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR PLANTING AND CARE

Bolbitis Heudelotii Care

CODE

TYPE

EXAMPLES

PLANTING AND CARE

A

Alternanthera,

Nesaea

Remove the pot and the mineral wool carefully from the roots. Plant the stems at Intervals and spread the loose roots Into the bottom layer. Pinch off the slips when trimming and they can be planted in the bottom layer.

B

Stem plants

Cabomba, Egeria

Bunches. Remove the lowest leaves and cover the remaining lowest leaves with the bottom layer - plant the stems at intervals. Pinch off the top shoots and plant them in the bottom layer.

C

Tuberous

Aponogeton, Nymphaea

Remove any pots and mineral wool and cover the tuber with the bottom layer. The shoot should be above the bottom layer. Remove any sick leaves before planting. Remove whole leaves when trimming. Tubers can be kept from two to four months (store in damp, cool conditions).

D

Rhizomatous

Anubias, Microsorum

Remove the pot and the mineral wool carefully from the roots. The root stem (rhizome) should not be covered fully by the bottom layer or it will rot. Plants can also be fastened to a stone or roots. Trim by cutting pieces from the root stem.

E

Rosulate

Echinodorus

Remove the pot and the mineral wool carefully from the roots. Remove the outermost leaves as they will die under water under any circumstances and the plant will rapidly develop new leaves adapted to conditions under water. Shorten the roots and spread them when planting. Remove whole leaves when trimming, pinch off offshoots and plant them in the bottom layer.

F

Rosulate

Cryptocoryne

Remove the pot and the mineral wool carefully from the roots. Remove any sick leaves. Plant the individual plants in the pot at intervals. Remove whole leaves or whole plants when trimming.

G

Stolon

Glossostigma, Hemianthus

Remove the pot and cut the mineral wool block so that about 1 cm is left together with the plants. Use this mineral wool as an anchor to hold the plant in the bottom layer. The pot contains many plants that can be divided into several groups (typically four to eight) and planted at intervals. Trim with scissors like a lawn.

H

Stolon

Marsilea, Eleocharis

Remove the pot and cut the mineral wool block so that about 1 cm is left together with the plants. Use this mineral wool as an anchor to hold the plants in the bottom layer. Then cut down the plants until they are about 1 cm above the mineral wool. They will rapidly develop new leaves adapted to conditions under water. The pot contains many plants that can be divided into several groups (typically four to eight) and planted at intervals. Trim or thin with scissors.

I

Stolon

Vallisneria, Lilaeopsis

Remove the pot and the mineral wool carefully from the roots. Remove any sick leaves. Plant the individual plants in the pot at intervals. Remove whole leaves whole plants when trimming.

J

Floating plants

Salvinia, Ceratophyllum

Portions. Place them on the surface (Ceratophyllum can also be planted in the bottom layer). Trim by removing material from the surface.

Monosolenium

Portions. Can be used as floating plants or fastened to a stone or root where they will form cushions or carpets. Trim by removing material or with scissors.

L

Bulb

Crinum

Separate the bulb carefully from the mineral wool. Remove any sick leaves before planting the bulb in the bottom layer. Parts of the bulb must be above the bottom layer. Trim by removing whole leaves.

M

Various

Cladophora, Ceratopteris

Examples of plants that can be used in different ways - search for information on these and other plants on our web site.

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